This is the rocking horse my grandfather made, back in the fifties. My father repainted it, and the ears and tail have been replaced. My sister’s kids and then mine played on it. Sometimes it is in storage in the garage. Now it is another thing for kittens to climb on. One just has to be careful not to rock near kitty tails.
Monthly Archives: November 2011
As you can see, neither got adopted this weekend. Pam was hissy Sunday; perhaps she didn’t like her neighbors. If the door is open (and barricade up) our cat, Commie, will walk by and hiss at them. Nora stares but is shy, Snuggles would like their kibble but avoids seeing the kittens.
They are fierce mousers, indeed, if the mouse is a fuzzy toy one anyhow. Snuggles learned to kill real (baby) rats on her own, after 3 days of studying one. These kittens might learn, or they could be pacifists.
When I’m in the room with them, the barricade is sufficient to keep them in the room, as long as nothing too interesting is happening in the hall. Then they can play Door. It’s got enough gap at the bottom to fit a paw partway through. They have yet to discover the hinge-side gap, but this has been good. They enjoy the mystery of poking at each other when they can’t see each other.
I also have to keep our own cats out. When Snuggles heard me open a new bag of kibble, she hopped in. Then everyone stood around stiffly. Pam gets quite a ridge on her back when she’s scared and trying to look tough. Snuggles didn’t really want to be with the kittens, and she knew the kibble wasn’t hers, so she left pretty quickly.
So I got a couple of typical play sessions, although there have also been some intense sleepy snuggle sessions too.
The kittens’ incisions look good, so I returned some climbing things and added more. This post was one I’d made and re-covered a while back, that my cats don’t use. I washed it after a pee incident and gave it to the kittens. It includes a bike spoke covered in a drinking straw, holding an old cello string and leftover yarn bobble. I put it next to the tall chair and Carlotta flew up in and figured out how to get on the chair. Pam went up the post from under the chair and had more of a problem figuring how to get onto the chair.
They’ve had lots of company today and even chilled out watching youTube kitten videos. The mewing really grabs their attention.
Amber enjoyed the kitties and they enjoyed her cuddles and the hood ride. Pam’s not a shoulder rider like Carlotta is, so it was nice for her to get the high ride. Plus Amber’s a lot taller than I am.
The kittens have been enjoying the chicken broth and samples. And the heating pad and kibble. They’re very happy kittens. And later they’ll get Emily and Kevin.